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Morningstar Names Best Fund Managers

by FA Staff

Morningstar announces 2014 Fund Managers of the Year in five categories.

Investing In Private Equity: What Advisors Need To Know

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Most investors do not understand how to find a private placement opportunity that would meet their risk profile.

SEC Exam Chief Plans Cybersecurity Guidance For Advisors


He said he hopes to publish guidance for financial advisors this year that will show how well the industry could handle a cyber attack.

Finra To Focus On Abusive Sales Practices With Alt Investments


Finra is targeting potential abusive sales practices in alternative mutual funds, securities-backed lines of credit, floating-rate bank loan funds and exchange-traded products.

What Does Bitcoin Mean For Advisors?

by Hannah Shaw Grove

Wealth advisors – especially those with fiduciary responsibilities – have an obligation to get educated on the digital currency and understand the implications for themselves, their practice and...

Son Of Fund Manager Held Without Bail In Father’s Murder


The son wanted to follow his dad into the money-management business and was charged with murder after police said he staged a shooting to look like suicide.

Finra To Target Smart-Beta ETFs In 2015 B-D Exams


Sales of smart beta funds, the fastest-growing segment of the ETF market, are among the issues that Wall Street's private watchdog will review in its 2015 examinations of U.S. brokerages.

U.S. Crude Below $50 As Oil Selloff Extends Into New Year


The selloff in oil continued with little pause into the new year with U.S. crude futures tumbling below $50 a barrel on Monday for the first time since April 2009 on fears of a global supply glut.

Wainscott Capital Founder Killed In Manhattan Apartment


Wainscott Capital Management's founder was shot in the head and killed at his apartment in Manhattan yesterday, prompting investigators to seek his son, according to the NYPD.

Pimco Fund Trails Peers For A Second Year After Missing Rally


Pimco’s biggest mutual fund missed a rally in longer-term bonds and bet incorrectly that inflation would rise.

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